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tonight, the infernos in california. wildfires claiming more lives and property up and down the coast. >> i'm devastated, i'm heartbroken, alone, i'm scared. >> we're in one town reeling from back-to-back disasters this week. returnf the florida recount. when will elections for governor and senator of the sunshine state finally be settled? >> commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of world war i, a solemn american memorial, the president absent, as new questions surface about the balance ofe power in eur and in the world. with warmings water off the coast of maine, what will become of the state's billion-dollar lobster industry? plus, preventing heart
attacks and strokes. millions are at risknd there's some big news out this afternoon about a pill that could help protect you. and ins of the american west under threat. the wild horses and the people working to save them. good evening. parts of california are hell on earth tonight. three massive wildfires are burning out of contro the largest in northern helifornia is now the most destructive in state's history. to the south, two others are ripping through seaside communities. more than 174,000 acr already destroyed and today, the news that at least 11 people have died, dozens missing. we're in malibu, one of the hardest hit areas under alert tonight. kathy park. >> reporter: the home behind me is a total loss.te firefi are still actively on the front lines waiting for the winds to come ba , and in
northern california, a major wildfire there obliterated one community and is thrning another. ferocious flames in southern california tearing tough the region. destroying homes and lives. un>> i camed the corner, andi s like, is that -- >> she lost >> my babies grew up in this house. >> reporter: heovernight, t woolsey fire doubling in se fanned by fierce sta ana winds forcing massive evacuations, includimg s, dozens of horses staying calm in the chaos. >> the fire crew were doing a great y b, but tre underpowered, really. so overwhelming. >> reporter: iconic beaches charred. this glitzy celebrity enclaich a ghost town. peiterdine universy had students sheltering in place. today, crews are not only battling fires, they're fighting
fatigue. mo than 5,000 firefighters working around the clock. meantime, in northern california, the town of paradise practically wiped off the p. >> it's gone. >> reporter: the so-called campfire is the most dtructive wildfire in california's history. , my god. the fire took everything. >> reporter: at the oeightf the firestorm, p icked residents escaped as flames roared on both sides of the road. many abandoned their cars. some didn't make it out. thousands have nothing left. >> i'm devastated, heartbroken, i'm alone, i'm scared. >> reporter: tonightde the g state glowing up and down, staying on high alert as dry conditions and heavy winds return, making the situation even worse. kathy park, nbc news, malibu. >> and in thousand oaks it was really a one-two punch. just 24 hours after living through that horrific mass shooting at the borderline bar &
grill, resents there were hit with the fires. nbc's steve patterson met some of the people there. >> reporter: in the span of just one day, a community reeling from what felt like insurmountable tragedy was struck again. a fast-moving wilpaire srking widespread evacuations, 24 hours after a mass shooting. >> it's kind of like mother nature kicking us while we're down. >> reporter: ventura county aeriff was on scene after a shooter opened fir the borderline bar & grill including one police officer. >> if ever there was somebody that embodied the word hero, he's it. i mean, he died a hero. >> reporter: then after working 19 hours, he and his family, others,th thousands of were forced to evacuate. dozens of homes destroyed. how do you dea with all that? >> i don't know. i don't know. there's no p ybook for this to be honest with you. to have these two incidents
overlapping each other is unprecedented. >> reporter: at the center of both tragedies the thousand teen center, first a reunification center for devastated families north korea an evacuation center. >> emotions are high and varying. eporter: the red cross working around the clock since is shootings. > we're a strong community and times like these do bring the best of us together. reporter: back-to-back devastation shaking a community to its core but not breaking it. >> y have to take i step at a time. we'll recover. we'll get through it. >> reporter: and for just one more example of how tight-knit this community is and the people who serve it, this home behind me belongs to a ventura county fire engineer, the home nearly burned to the ground, but the firefighter it belongs to is out battling back againse fires as we speak. >> steve patterson, thank you. now back to midterms. votes are still being counted, key races not yetd cal in ten states. but much of the focus now on florida, where too cse to call
results have triggered recounts, most notably the races for nenator and governor. ron allen explai where things stand now. >> reporter: the nation's midterm elections incomplete with a laser focus on florida's first-ever statewide trecount. withhe governor's office and ato senas seat up for grabs, passions are running high. >> we are u standing for our rights to have every vote counted, wch i think nobody on either side should ever oppose. >> reporter: democrats and florida law demand a recount as republicans claim there's been fraud. >> you folks have sat in here and heard repeatedly h people voted twice, people voted in chicago and they voted here. okay? we heard that. >> boo! >> reporter: today florida officials ordered a recount of more than 8 miion ballots. rick scott leads bill nelson by less than 13,000 votes.
in the governor's ra, congressman ron desantis leads by 33,000 votes over tallahassee mayor andrew gillum, his cession now ht c withdrawn. >> i am replacing my words of ncession with an uncompromised and unapologeticall that we count every single vote. >> reporter: why a recount? nbc'sli vitavital. >> as ballots came in, candidates sow their leads cut by thousands. >> reporter: heavily democratic broward coty, scene of past election fights with national impact. protests this time but no hanging arads. they've d the recount by machine. results are due by next ursday. any race still falls within a margin defined by lsw, offic will have to recount again and
do it by hand. jose? >> ron allen, thank you. tonight, we'reti g our first inside look at the military buildup along the southern border. just this week the trump administration made it harder for undocumented immigrants to seek asylum in the u.s., but that doesn't seem to have det deterred tdete deterred tdete deterred the kacaraign ofnts heading north. gabe gutierrre ports. >> reporter: it only took a few days but on nearly 40 acres in donna, teass, a military b is up and runndeg. anya how long you'll be here? >> noor >> rr: some soldiers installed barbed wire and others prepared a medical tent. there are more than 5,600 active duty troops spread across the southern border, most in texas, the others in arizona and california. these troops won't be able to apprehd any undocumented immigrants, but the military says the mission is mostly logistical support for customs and border protection. a day after the midterm
elecons the pentagon said it was no longer calling the mission operation faithful patriot but rebranding it as border support, no reason given. >> barbed wire used properly can be a bea >> reporter: that's provided fuel to skeptic who s the extra troops were a political ploy to stoke fears about illegal immigration. what is the most unique part of this mission >> iill say that one of the mostni ue things in my experience has been the short notice o this. most folks didn't know this miion would exist. >> reporter: matt howard, like all the troops we spoke with here, says he's focused on the ssion, not the politics. >> we're soldwrs. we fol orders. we were given lawful orders by the people above us. et the folks up higher handle that. >> reporter: cseing two def officials, the troop deployments could cost $220 million by the year.f the gabe gutierrez, nbc news, donna, texas. in france today,n the e of the 100th anniversary of the end of world war american
dignitaries gathered at a fallen to honor american soldiers. there was a notable absence, however. kept president trump from attending. kelly o'donnell is with the president in >>paris. eporter: a night out at a paris museum for more than 80 world leaders. here to commemorate a century since the end of world war i. but the white use decline coverage of the president and first lady arriving for tonight's dinner hos d by french president emanuel manue n macron. this afternoon at an ameri cemetery northeast of paris, the president' absence was notable, missing a scheduled visit to honor falledi u.s. ss from the great war. ite house chief oftaff john kelly and joint chiefs chairman general joseph dunford represented the president. . trump was scheduled to go by helicopter, not motorcade. but the white house said poor visibility meant he could not make the 100-mile roundtrip on
rine one. no explanation from the president himself, who tweeted he had vy productiv meetings. earlier, a different kind of chill. >> i do appreciate the fact you came here. >> reporter: new tension in a relationship that had been full of public displays ofio affe >> the united states can only do so much in fairness to the reited states. >> reporter: butdent trump bristled at emmanuel macron's recent suggestion that europe needed its own army. >> we're getting along from the standpoint of fairness, and i want it to be fair. >> reporter: the press secretary says presidents trumpnd macron worked out differences in their meetinhi here in paris, president trump will see vladimir putin, who arrives tomorrow. it should be just a quick hello and not a formal engagement. in north carolina, authorities are still searching far 13-year-oldid girlpped
on monday. investigators have now released surveillance footage of a man walking in the area where she disappeared. child abduction, every family's worst nightmare, and tonight we n about one little girl able e fend off her would abductor with a simple strategy. kristen dahlgren h more >> reporter: just south of phoenix, arizona, one word made thedifference. >> it saved mygh dr's life. >> reporter: her mom describing the moments her daughter wuk walking home fro a local park and a man pulled up in a white suv. >> he said her brother had been in an accident. >> reporter: the girl d what her mother told her. she asked the man for a cod word, a simple pass word the family set up a few months ago to make sure anyone picking her up was supposed >> i never thought it would be used, and i'm very proud of her r remembering that. >> reporter: local sheriff mark
land says it spooked the >> the guy covered his face, panicked, and took off. >> reporter: if not for that one code word, things might have been much worse. >> prepare your children. you know, you can never prepare enough. >> reporter: other simple things parents can do love to keep their kids safe, don't put your child's name on things potential kidnapper might see. children trend to trust adults who know their name. have an updated photo and get your child fingerprinted. the lesson tonight, sometimes a little planning can save little lives. kristen daul agahlgren nbc news. now to the waters o maine ere the lobster boats have been having a very good year, but will it last? there's concern that rising sea temperatures could push thete lo north to canada, seriously disrupting a billion-dolldustry. here's anne thompson. >> reporter: along maine's jagged coastline an armada of lobster boats 4,300 strong.
>> there we go. lobsters in the first trap. >>. >> reporter: from deck to plate, serving up a billion dollars a year to the state's economy, a booming lobster population actually helped by climate change. >> as the watersav in maine warmed up over the last 20 or 30 years, that'ss made t environment really good at producing lobster. >> repter: but the gulf of maine research institute warns the warming waters will eventually drive the lobsters away. up two degrees since1990, the gulf of maine is expected to prize another ty degrees midcentury. would that be enough to drive the lobsters furthernorth? >> they'll keep moving furtherh. no places in canada will enter the sweet spot. >> reporter: canadian lobster is heresy here. how impor tnt is this guyo your business? incredible this represents 50% of our
sales. but if i ever goes away, i can'th fathom , but it would be devastating. >> reporter: preparing up to a o thousand pound lobster a day, attracting past presidents and perhaps aspiring ones, who want to eat and see. he's got his rubber bands on so ouhe won't hurt y out on the water, lobsterman tom martin practices the decades-old conservation methods that help ep the fishery healthy, tossing back lobsters too sma an too big. >> see that tail clipper has a notch taken out ofit? >> we know she's an egg-bearing female. >> exactly right. >> reporter:n. she goes back >> reporte >> for the rest of her life. >> reporter: going back to keep lobsters coming up in this era of climate change. anne thompson,bc news, portland, maine. still ahead tonit, preventing heart attacks. preventing heart attacks. moving? that's harder now because of psoriatic arthritis. but you're still moved by moments like this. don't let psoriatic arthritis take them away.
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